Teenage fan hacks into Apple network

16-year-old Apple fanboi admits to hacking firm's corporate network

The boy, then aged 16, accessed the system multiple times over a year as he was a fan of Apple and had "dreamed of" working for the U.S. firm, the newspaper said, citing his lawyer.

Apple acknowledged the incident in statements to Reuters and The Guardian, reassuring customers that "at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised".

Apple contacted Federal Bureau of Investigation after noticing the breach and Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his family home and discovered hacking files and instructions saved in that folder as reported by The Age.

The Age reported that a teenager from Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria in Australia, pleaded guilty to compromising Apple's mainframe. However, one Australian teenager chose to show he was a big fan of Apple by repeatedly breaking into the company's servers and stealing data.

It says he stored the documents in a folder called "hacky hack hack".

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According to statements from his lawyer, the teen managed to download a bunch of large internal files and accessed customer accounts. In the process, he stole approximately 90GB of data and was even able to access customer records.

An Apple spokesman said the company's information security personnel "discovered the unauthorized access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement" without commenting further on the specifics of the case.

He also shared details of how he performed the hacks with a group on WhatsApp. Going through official channels is probably a better career path than breaking in and bragging about it to the hacking community.

He later told police he had "dreamed of" working for Apple. "A mobile phone and hard drive were also seized and the IP address. matched the intrusions into the organisation".

The 16-year-old, who can not be publicly named, pled guilty today (Aug. 16).

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